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How can you get rid of pet dander for asthma?

How can you get rid of pet dander for asthma?

Very difficult: It is very difficult to get rid of pet allergen , particularly cat or dog allergen, unless the animal is removed from the home. There have been various washing techniques proposed but these are very short lived fixes ( last only a matter of hours). Hepa filtration has not been very effective either. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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How can I get rid of cat allergies?

How can I get rid of cat allergies?

Avoidance or shots: Either avoidance of cats or if that not possible, allergy shots. See an allergist for testing. You can go to the AAAAI or ACAAI websites for information about allergy shots. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an allergic cough?

How can you get rid of an allergic cough?

Depends on source: Cough from "allergies " often has an asthma mechanism and/or is related to post nasal drip from allergic rhinitis. Eliminating/minimizing the allergic exposure, when possible is best done. Treating the allergic rhinitis (nasal cs, antihistamines, etc.) and/ the asthma/"asthma like" syndrome (inhaled cs, bronchodilators,etc.) should work. Desensitization, when indicated, is another option. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dust basement/basement allergies?

How can I get rid of dust basement/basement allergies?

Mold: the elevated humidity in the basement allows molds to thrive. Be sure the basement is not covered with carpeting and the drainage is adequate around your house. Molds also thrive in stagnant air and thus some air movement at all times would help to reduce the humidity as well. Remove anything which has been infested with mold (drywall, particle boards ete) Unclutter! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Lots of work.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more

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Are vacuums able to get rid of pet hair/dander?

Are vacuums able to get rid of pet hair/dander?

Yes: Focus on vacuums that have hepa filtration and are recommended by the allergy website(s) aaaai or acaai. ...Read more

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How do you cope with your allergies to cats if you have one? Besides getting rid of the cat?

How do you cope with your allergies to cats if you have one?  Besides getting rid of the cat?

May Have To Give Up: You can try medication (antihistamines and/or steroid nose sprays), neti pot, wash the cat regularly to remove dander, clean and vacuum the house frequently to reduce the dander in the house, limit the range where the cat can roam in the house, ban the cat from areas you spend the most time (bedroom), etc. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of pollen allergies for good?

Can there be a way to get rid of pollen allergies for good?

Allergy shots: Allergy shots are designed to slowly help you build tolerance to those things that you are allergic to. Speak to an allergist about all of your options and this one specifically. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pollen allergy?

How to get rid of pollen allergy?

Move- but: It is nearly impossible to get rid of pollen exposure unless you confine yourself to a room with purified area (HEPA or AC) . If the symptoms are severe, allergy shots would be a good solution by modifying your body's allergic response to them since living in a bubble is not the option most people choose. See allergist. ...Read more

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Wheezing! how to get rid of it for good?

Wheezing! how to get rid of it for good?

See allergist: You can only treat something when you know what is causing it. Thus you should check with an allergist in your area. Not all asthma wheezes and not all wheezes are from asthma. ...Read more

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How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

How to get rid of allergic rhinitis?

Allergy treatments: Typical treatment for allergic rhinitis include avoidance of allergic triggers, oral antihistamines, leukotriene modifying drugs, nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines and allergy shots. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of asthma completely?

Can you get rid of asthma completely?

Probably not: Because asthma has a genetic component to it, in most cases you can't get "rid" of or "outgrow" asthma, you can only control it. Remember, asthma is inflammation, and studies suggest that even when patients feel fine and have no asthma symptoms there is likely some underlying inflammation present in the airways at all times. Conditions that mimic asthma (like bronchitis) can resolve completely. ...Read more

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How to get rid of house dust?

How to get rid of house dust?

House dust: To get rid of house dust, vacuum with a filtered vacuum. Accompany this with dusting the furniture with special rags that attract dust to them. Depending on the dust outside your home and how well your home is insulated, you may need to do all this frequently. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of non allergic rhinitis ?

How do you get rid of non allergic rhinitis ?

Depends: There are rhinitis related to vasomotor instability, pregnancy, abnormal thyroid function and thus there is no one single answer. For vasomotor rhinitis, the usual nasal steroid may possibly be helpful (although I am not convinced yet) but a nasal antihistamine spray may work better. You can often control the symptoms but getting rid of it will require a nose transplant :) ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

How can you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

Stop smoking: If you want to stop smokers cough the first thing you have to do is quit smoking.At your age if you quit smoking the cough will disappear. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sinus? Other than anti allergy? 

What can I do to get rid of sinus? Other than anti allergy? 

See your ENT: "doc, i got sinus" can and does mean a variety of different things to different people. It could be a physically blocked off nose, helped by surgery. It could be allergies, best treated by medications and/or allergy shots. It could be chronic sinusitis, treated with different medications and antibiotics. Your local md will be able to figure out what you need to feel better. ...Read more

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How likely am i to get rid of bad cat allergies with allergy shots?

95%: The efficacy of cat dander serum is very high and is about 95% if the therapeutic dose is achieved. Consult a board certified allergist, i highly recommend it the treatment. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference on whether I have a cold or allergies? And how to get rid of nasal congestion ?

How do I tell the difference on whether I have a cold or allergies? And how to get rid of nasal congestion ?

Fever: The main difference between allergic congestion and a virus is that allergies don't cause fever. If you don't have a fever, look at the duration - congestion from a virus typically lasts less than a week. Nasal steroid sprays work best for the congestion of allergies; if severe, the use of decongestant nasal sprays for 5 days or less will offer the best relief. ...Read more

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Dander (Definition)

Dander is composed of dead cells ; proteins from ...Read more